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Posted by Braxton Colongione on Aug 26, 2011

Wireless Tech In Gaming Controllers

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Wireless controllers are now standard on every video game console. But how do they work, is it bluetooth, radio frequency, two cups and a string? Well that’s what I’m here to explain.

First let’s start with the Wii controllers. Aside from the accelerometer and things of that nature the wii uses Bluetooth to send the information obtained by the sensor bar via infrared.

The PS3 uses Bluetooth as well. That is why you can use some PS3 headsets with your phone.

Now for the Xbox 360 wireless controllers. unlike Sony and Nintendo, Microsoft chose to use something different. They went with the 2.4 GHz much like that of a portable home phone. 2.4 GHz is more or less radio frequency, that is why the controllers work so far away from your Xbox 360 console.

Well there you have it. Three consoles two methods of controller communication, one good time. Although Bluetooth is great I find the 2.4 GHz more reliable, but that’s just me. Which one do prefer?

 

 

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